Wednesday 14th January 2015
- Corrosion of Conformity are reuniting with
guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan for UK and European
dates. Other than a few surprise appearances, this will
be the first time Keenan has toured with the band since
2006. This will also be the first time the "Deliverance"
lineup of the group has played together since 2001.
COC recently emerged from hibernation as a trio and
released 2012's eponymous album and 2014's "IX" to wide
acclaim, but many have been eagerly awaiting the return
of Pepper Keenan.
The band were originally an influential hardcore
punk/heavy metal crossover act before reaching critical
success with a new lineup on 1991's "Blind" album. That
trajectory continued with wider appeal as Keenan took
over as primary vocalist on "Deliverance" (1994) and "Wiseblood"
These two recordings in particular fused the raw energy
of the previous albums with some great strides forward
in classic rock inspired songwriting and more spacious
production and execution, which were often copied but
This juggernaut gained mass and momentum with relentless
touring alongside Metallica, Clutch, Eyehategod and many
Eventually following "In the Arms of God", 2005, Keenan
focused all energy on his hometown band Down.
Until now, that is.
Recent internet chatter on the subject of a reunion
turns out be true.
Asked about future plans, bassist Mike Dean said, "This
is all about going out and celebrating some of the
classic material, and at the same time it's about tuning
up the chemistry and the energy to possibly create a new
album or two with this lineup."